Instrument Care and Maintenance

Instrument Care

  • Be responsible and respectful of your instrument. It is very fragile and expensive.
  • Hold instruments by the neck.  This is the strongest part of your instrument.
  • Place your instrument in its case when you’re not using it.
  • Wipe down the instrument after use with a soft cloth.  Pay special attention to the area around the bridge and wipe off any rosin residue.
  • Keep your instrument out of extreme heat and cold, out of the sun, and away from heaters and air conditioners.  Instruments like to stay at room temperature.
  • Never leave your instrument in the car unattended.  Always take it with you.

Bow Care

  • Never, ever touch the bow hair!  Always pick up and hold your bow at the frog.
  • Loosen your bow each time you put it away (lefty loosey, righty tighty).
  • You will need to rosin your bow, roughly once a week depending on how much you play.

Get Help!

  • If something looks funny, sounds funny, or feels funny, or if an accident happens with your instrument, tell your parents and your instructor.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Spring Break

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    April 10
  3. ESPA General Meeting

    April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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